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Undertale Butterscotch Cinnamon Pie


Yields 8-10 servings

The things you’ll need

Ingredients
Dough
  • 2 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ vanilla bean
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup salted butter, ice cold
  • ½ cup butter flavor shortening, cubed and ice cold
  • 6 tablespoons buttermilk, chilled
  • Egg wash
Filling
  • 6 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 egg yolks
  • ¼ cup salted butter
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 ½ cups whole milk
  • ½ cup butterscotch chips
Equipment
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Pie plate
  • Rolling pin
  • Plastic wrap
  • Dry uncooked beans
  • Small bowl
  • Small square cookie cutter

Let’s get started!

Dough
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, vanilla bean, and salt.
  3. Add butter and shortening and then work between fingers until the mixture resembles coarse meal.
  4. Drizzle in ice-cold buttermilk and continue working to form dough.
  5. Form the dough into a disc and wrap tightly in plastic wrap and then chill for 2 to 24 hours.
  6. When dough is set, roll it out to ¼ inch thick and place into pie pan and remove the excess.
  7. Roll out dough excess and cut out small squares using the square cookie cutter.
  8. Brush egg wash along the edges and then arrange the dough squares in a pixelated design.
  9. Prick the bottom and inside edges of the pie crust with a fork.
  10. 10. Cover the pie with plastic wrap and then fill it with uncooked beans. Wrap the beans with the excess plastic.Egg wash edges of the crust.
  11. 11. Bake for 35 minutes until golden brown around the edges.
  12. 12. Remove beans and allow it to bake another 10 to 15 minutes. Remove and let cool.
Filling
  1. In medium bowl whisk cornstarch, salt and egg yolks until smooth. Add the milk.
  2. In a saucepan, melt butter over medium high heat and add dark brown sugar, and bring to a boil, whisking constantly. Cook 3 minutes.
  3. Whisk in cream to the sugar mixture and then slowly whisk in egg mixture.
  4. Add salt and cinnamon and then bring to a boil, whisking constantly.
  5. Once thickened remove from heat and then whisk in butterscotch chips.

Time to decorate!

  1. Pour the filling into the pie shell and then smooth the top.
  2. Place the pie on a cooling rack for 1 hour and then place pie in the fridge to completely cooled.
  3. Remove Pie from fridge and cut a slice, serve with whipped cream and cinnamon stick garnish.

Tatsu is has been teaching himself how to cook

an entry from Ta_2’s column “deep blue” in the Fixed Engine pamphlet (thank you @argeno for the scans!)

「Something Unbelievable」

I think I’ve said in the live streaming of Member’s channel or somewhere else that “I bought cooking utensils, and my next goal is to chop some vegetables with the kitchen knife.” Many days have passed since then, and recently –

I’ve been cooking.

I can’t make anything fancy, but I’m starting with simple things like stir frying vegetables/meat and making aemono (和え物, a salad-like dish dressed with miso or other sauces). I’d use knives and other utensils such as the peeler. Since I remember cutting my thumb so badly that it broke once, I always pay close attention to my hands when using knives and other cutting tools. Concentration is the key.

While it is a new experience to find out that I can make the food I like easily as I have fun in the process of cooking itself, one thing that I never knew before is that I like cleaning up dishes. It’s pretty obvious, but you’ll get dirty dishes after cooking. I think somehow I just enjoy washing the dishes and putting them away.

It feels good to watch the countertop getting cleaned up as the dishes I have to wash pile up in the sink.

By the way, my recent favorite is a simple dish that I can make by stir frying lamb with bell pepper, eggplant, lettuce, and tare sauce. This dish also allows me to intake vegetable and meat at the same time.

In this sense, dwelling in the fresh produce section that I’ve always ignored becomes something fun. Although I don’t fancy to make elaborate dishes like those from the restaurants, I do wish to get to the level where I can make whatever I suddenly want to eat by myself. I’ll try my best.

With that said, I’ll be able to laugh at the people who don’t cook in the future.

There is a big difference between 0 and 1, you know.


Note: the pamphlet is from last year, which means Tatsu should’ve been learning how to cook for months already, haha xD

DANDELION ROOT “COFFEE”

Dandelion root is a favorite root. Not only does it bring abundance and heighten intuitive powers, it also makes a delicious rich-tasting coffee substitute.

1) Harvest dandelion roots from areas that have not been treated with pesticides.

2) Wash and scrub the roots.

3) Chop the roots into uniform pieces. Place in one layer in a foil pie plate or cookie sheet.

4) Roast the roots in an oven at 150 deg F for several hours. I do mine for about 5-6 hours. DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP. DO NOT RUSH THIS STEP. The slow roasting is what imparts the cooking of the starches and sugars of the root, giving it a rich, caramel-chocolatey flavor. Higher heats will result in a scorched root that tastes flat and bitter.

5) Increase oven temperature to 200 deg F. Roast until the roots are an even black-brown color.

6) Grind roasted roots in a coffee grinder. NOTE: Best results are with an espresso grind, which is like a powder.

7) Brew. In my experience, espresso machines make the most flavorful roasted dandelion root “coffee”. Other coffee machines give a beverage that is more like a tea than a coffee.

8) Drink black, or add sweetener and/or cream. Enjoy!

10

It Started With A Waffle: Eggnog French Toast

“I used to be weirded out by eggnog when I was little. ‘What were eggs doing in milk?’ I thought to myself. I had never tried non-vegan eggnog, but I’m glad to say that I really enjoy the vegan versions nowadays.

I was shopping at the grocery store the other day and planned on to make French toast when I got home. Then… I unpacked the vegan nog, and the whole plot changed. Eggnog French Toast for the win! Since this recipe is vegan, I used applesauce and flaxseed meal in place of eggs.”

- Clara

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Dating Philip Headcanons

For my baby @hamiltonsquills

  • Best dates!
    • Him cooking romantic dinners (his mom guided him step-by-step)
    • Cuddling and watching movies
    • Road trips that he planned months in advance
  • He loves it when you wear his clothes
    • Even though he isn’t that much bigger than you
  • He forces you to sleep
    • He won’t leave you alone until you are asleep in his arms
    • You get annoyed, but it’s for the best
      • Though, nothing is better than waking up next to him
  • He is the most romantic man alive
    • Whenever you aren’t paying attention, he will come up behind you and hug you, while whispering a song and swaying you
    • When he knows you’ve had a bad day, he’ll leave little notes around the house telling you how amazing you are
    • For your anniversary he left a trail of rose petals to the bath (which was surrounded by scented candles)
  • The best listener!
    • He’s known you long enough to know when you are upset.
    • He doesn’t push you to talk to him
      • He normally just reminds you that he’s always there for you
    • He’ll lay with you until you stop crying or want to talk
    • He never says that he knows exactly what you’re going through because he doesn’t and he doesn’t want to lie to you
      • He does give you the bullshit “It’ll get better” but you believe him

Snowman Pizza


The things you’ll need

Ingredients
Dough
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 1 ½ teaspoon sugar
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
Topping
  • 1 cup mozzarella
  • Olive oil, for drizzling
  • ½ ricotta
  • Sliced black olives
  • 1 orange bell pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper
Equipment
  • Stand mixer with hook attachment
  • Small fork
  • Rolling pin
  • Rubber scraper
  • Decorating bags
  • Baking sheet lined with parchment
  • Small cutting board
  • Knife
  • Bench flour
  • Pastry brush
  • 6-inch cake pan
  • 8-inch cake pan

Let’s get started!

Dough
  1. In a medium bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
  2. Stir in 1 cup of flour until a thick paste forms. Add salt, oil, and remaining flour. Let rest for 5 minutes.
  3. Work dough into a ball and then set aside.

Time to decorate!

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Cut bell peppers into strips
  3. Roll dough out onto a floured surface. Using a 6-inch and an 8-inch cake pan, cut out rounds from the dough.
  4. On a prepared baking sheet, overlap the smaller circle on the large circle to create a snowman shape
  5. Drizzle the snowmen with a little olive oil then spread the ricotta to cover the pizzas. Sprinkle the grated mozzarella over the top. Place black olive slices for buttons and eyes, orange bell pepper for the nose and arrange the red bell pepper strips for the scarf.
  6. Bake for 12 to 18 minutes.

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Sweet Potato Pancakes


Yields 14 four-inch pancakes

The things you’ll need

Ingredients
  • 1 cup leftover sweet potato casserole
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 teaspoons honey
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoons baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
Equipment
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Rubber spatula
  • Electric griddle
  • Metal spatula
  • ¼ cup measuring cup
  • Serving plate

Let’s get started!

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together sweet potatoes, yogurt, milk, eggs, honey and melted butter until well combined.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices. Combine wet and dry ingredients.
  3. Turn electric griddle to 300ºF and lightly oil the surface. Scoop ¼ cup of batter onto the griddle and smooth it out to a four-inch round. Cook until little bubbles start to form, about 1 ½ minutes.
  4. Carefully flip with a metal spatula and cook the other side until golden brown, another minute or so.

Thanksgiving Turkey Cran Sandwich


Yield varies by preference

The things you’ll need

Ingredients
  • Leftover cranberry sauce, stuffing, & turkey
  • Provolone cheese
  • Sourdough bread
Equipment
  • Electric griddle
  • Spatula
  • Knife
  1. Heat leftover turkey, cranberry sauce and stuffing.
  2. Turn the griddle up to 300ºF and then place a slice of bread on it.
  3. Lay a slice of cheese on the bread and then layer cranberry sauce, stuffing, and turkey on top of the cheese. Let it sit for 20 to 30 seconds.
  4. Flip the sandwich over and allow the other side to brown, about 30 to 45 seconds.

anonymous asked:

Step 1: Listen to 'Right Here, With You' by David Cook ; Step 2: Think about Stucky ; Step 3: Cry. A lot.

i LOVE David Cook but i haven’t listened to his stuff in years omg–

anon what the fuck

“I can see the way you hide
All the things you keep inside
But all you ever wanted was the light to save you
We could run away somehow
Take the night and tear it down
Never let the stars burn out and fall to pieces
Nothing’s going to stop us now
‘Cause we were born to live forever

If the sun stops burning
And the world stops turning
I’ll be right here with you
And if the sky keeps falling
And the night keeps calling
I’ll be right here with you
I’m on your side

And times will always change
The wings will always break
And I will be here waiting over time
Forever by your side
Our love will never die”